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New assistant chief constable for Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police has appointed a new assistant chief constable following a recruitment process.

Chief Supt Kerrin is expected to take up the new role in early autumn.

She said:"I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to be selected. The Force has a great feel with wonderful people who are determined to deliver the very best policing to the communities of Lincolnshire. I look forward to working with CC Bill Skelly and the rest of the Chief Officer team to help deliver these ambitions. I can't wait to start!"

Chief Supt Kerrin joined Durham Constabulary in 2013 after promotion to superintendent from North Yorkshire Police. She has 25 years of service with four North East Forces starting with Northumbria Police in 1992 and the bulk of her service was with Cleveland constabulary before moving to north yorkshire.

She said: "l have a background in a variety of disciplines at all levels of my career from operational uniform, CID and specialist roles. This has included Head of Tasking & Co-ordinating Command (Media, Resourcing, Intelligence, Research & Analysis, Control Rooms); Safeguarding; Volume Crime; Diversity Unit; Local Area Command; Neighbourhood Policing and serving on secondment to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as the Director for Training the Iraqi Police based in Baghdad.

"I have also undertaken regional and national responsibilities in the Hostage Negotiating world and have been deployed internationally in this capacity both on operational deployments and reviewing New South Wales police effectiveness in a terrorist siege.

"My current role is the Commander for a collaborative unit covering Armed Response & Roads Policing for Cleveland & Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) and Dogs section which also covers North Yorkshire (3 x forces)."

Chief Constable Bill Skelly said, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kerrin Wilson as our new Assistant Chief Constable. As Chief Superintendent, her present role is heading up the Special Operations Unit for Cleveland and Durham Police. We are very excited to welcome her to Lincolnshire and look forward to her ideas and contributions.

Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones said, "I am delighted Kerrin will be joining us in Lincolnshire as the new Assistant Chief Constable. She brings some outstanding qualities and will be a huge asset to the force in keeping our communities safe and feeling safe."

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